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The Official Moab, Utah 2017/2018 Calendar of Events

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Ongoing Events 2017
April - November MIC Lecture Series - From April to November each year, the Lecture Series presents talks by regional experts about the Moab region's fascinating past and present, places and people, wildlife, plants, dinosaurs and more! Talks generally begin at 6:00 P.M. and are FREE to the public. Lectures are co-sponsored by the Museum of Moab. The Moab Information Center (MIC) is conveniently located on the corner of Main & Center Streets. For the latest schedule click here.
May 2 - June 30th 'Lyrical Landscapes' Art Show by the Moab Pastel Guild - The Moab Pastel Guild will return to the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park with a new show entitled “Lyrical Landscapes.” Subject matter includes our beloved local landscape, as well as animals, flowers, and more distant landscapes which have inspired the artists. Works on display will include both paintings created in the studio and en plein air. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse or call 435-259-2614.
June - Labor Day Jurassic Walks and Talks - Join a BLM paleontologist and explore the world of dinosaurs. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is launching its summer series of “Jurassic Walks and Talks.” Every weekend through Labor Day, a BLM paleontologist will lead free tours of dinosaur fossil and tracksites in the Moab area. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, join the Moab BLM at the Moab Information Center in downtown Moab, for hands on activities for kids and talks by a dinosaur expert. These events are all free and everyone is invited. Maps and schedules are available at the MIC, which is located at 25 East Center Street. You can also download the current schedule at go.usa.gov/xNdsY.
Fridays & Saturdays David DaVinci – Thrillusionist - Suspend your disbelief with the magic of Thillusionist David DaVinci, as he introduces you to his augmented reality. Prepare to be mystified by mind-boggling illusions and jaw dropping magic, seamlessly fused with exotic parrots that materialize from thin air. Catch this Las Vegas style show at the David DaVinci Theater, located inside of Canyonlands by Night at the north end of Moab, every Friday & Saturday evening at 9pm through October 13th. (Special dates and times available for groups of 20 or more.) David DaVinci Theater ( Inside Canyonlands by Night and Day) - 1861 N Hwy 191, Moab (North of the Colorado River bridge) - MoabMagicShow.com 
Evenings Moab Backyard Theater - Great entertainment in a relaxed outdoor setting beneath a big cottonwood tree just a few steps off Main Street. The performances are always unique, affordable and entertaining. Outside food and drinks are welcome! Grab some dinner to-go from nearby restaurants and enjoy it while you catch a show. 56 West 100 South, Moab (next to Zax Restaurant) - moabbackyardtheater.com

2017 Events

June 2017 2017
Thu-Sat 1-3 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo - Join us for three exciting days of cowboys and cowgirls, exciting entertainment, food, live music and much more! For more info visit www.moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com or call (435) 259-4852.
Sat 3 Thelma & Louise Half Marathon and Relay - The Thelma & Louise Half Marathon is a fun, fast course full of surprises. Well-stocked aid stations, and characters from the movie are on course during this scenic 13.1 mile run. You can enter this event as an individual or as part of a dynamic duo relay team! For more info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Fri-Sat 9-10 Vision Relay formerly Rockwell Relay - Road Bicycle Relay from Moab to St.George. 4 person teams cover the course now stop in a relay format. Starts at Swanny park in waves at 7am, 9am, and 11am. For more info visit visionrelay.com or call 801-888-3233.
Sat 10 Dawg Days of Summer BBQ - Join us Saturday June 10th from 5:00-8:00pm at Old City Park for our annual Dawg Days of Summer BBQ and Silent Auction Benefit for Humane Society of Moab Valley. Relax and enjoy live music while treating your taste buds to a delicious backyard BBQ catered by Blu Pig. You won't want to resist bidding on the many luxury gift items at our silent auction! For more info visit moabpets.org or call 435-259-4862.
Sat 10 Art Walk - You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 6-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.
Thu 15 Free Film: The Eagle Huntress - A 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl battles to become the first female in 12 generations to become an eagle hunter. Rated G. 7 pm @ Star Hall 157 E. Center St. Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah film Center. For more info visit moablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.
Sun-Sat 18-24 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Trail Race - Racers will run from Grand Junction, Colorado to the world famous Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli trail. This is a 6 day, fully-supported stage race with distances ranging from day to day between 9 and 50 miles. This is a grueling event that will challenge the most seasoned athletes yet is designed so that less experienced ultrarunners can train for and successfully complete the course. The entire length of the trail is stunningly beautiful with jagged canyons and breathtaking vistas and Desert RATS racers experience every beautiful mile. For more info visit geminiadventures.com or call 303-249-1112.
July 2017 2017
Tue 4 Independence Day - Holiday
Fri 7 Moab Free Concert Series - Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. The series opens July 7th with Toronto-based Afro-Cuban group, Battle of Santiago. This group blends percussion, rock guitar, dub basslines, soaring horns ad flutes to create a highly danceable and culturally interesting sound. For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.
Sat 8 Full Moon Ranger Led Hike at Dead Horse Point State Park - Humanity has long connected to the timing of the moon, and we are no different today. Join park rangers for an evening hike marked by the rising of the full moon. Arrive at least 15 minutes early, ready to hike a mile over about an hour. Sturdy footwear, a liter of water per person and flashlights are must haves for this event. Meet at the visitor center at 8:00pm. For more information please call 435-259-2614 or visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse/events/
Fri 14 Moab Free Concert Series - Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. On July 14, Kuinka, a folk-indie band from Portland, Oregon, will perform. The folk quartet revamps classic string band instrumentation with heavy percussion and a unique integration of electronic melodies, six-string ukulele and cello. For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.
Thu 20 Free Film: All Governments Lie - Independent journalists expose government lies and corporate deception, inspired by the legendary journalist I.F. Stone. 7 pm @ Star Hall 157 E. Center St. Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center. For more info visit moablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.
Fri 21 Moab Free Concert Series - Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. Eilen Jewell and her alt-country, roots-rock band will take the stage on July 21st. Eilen’s Americana style country-noir showcases a gorgeous, versatile voice, musical stories and old-time imagery. For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.
Sat 22 Moab Natsu Matsuri - Natsu Matsuri is a Japanese summer celebration. This is a fundraiser held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (156 N 100 W). There will be a $10.00 per person entrance fee ~ with Asian food tasting, Sake & Japanese beer tasting (at an additional fee), Taiko drumming performances. Event times are 3 PM to 8 PM. For more info visit moabtaikodan.org or call (435) 201-0209.
Mon 24 Pioneer Day Ice Cream Social – The 39th Annual Pioneer Day Ice Cream Social, from 7-9pm, is held on the lawn beside the Museum of Moab (118 E Center Street). Live music. Donations will be accepted. For more info visit moabmuseum.org or call 435-259-7985.
Fri 28 Moab Free Concert Series - Moab Free Summer Concert Series is a FREE live music event that will take place every Friday evening in July at Swanny City Park in conjunction with the Moab Farmer's Market. The Market begins at 4:30, music and dancing will be from 5:30- 8:30 PM. Food vendors and Beer garden available. Closing the series on July 28th will be Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, who combine soul, funk and R&B into a high-energy show. You may have seen Josh Hoyer competing on this season’s “The Voice.” For more info visit facebook.com/moabfreeconcerts or call 435-259-3198.
August 2017 2017
Thu 17 Free Film: MOONLIGHT - A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. Winner: Best Motion Picture of the Year- 2017 Academy Awards Rated R 7 pm @ Star Hall 157 E. Center St. Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center. For more info visit moablibrary.org/639/Utah-Film-Circuit-Moab or call 435-259-1111.
Fri 25 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.
Thu-Mon* 8/31-9/11 25th Moab Music Festival - Every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah for a feast of chamber music, jazz, Latin and traditional music concerts. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary of making "music in concert with the landscape." For more info visit moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003.
September 2017 2017
Sat-Sun 2-3 Moab Artists' Studio Tour - Visit Moab and Castle Valley artists in their home studios. Meet and talk with artists as they demonstrate their artistic visions in a wide range of mediums. For more info visit moabstudiotour.com or call 435-259-6447 .
Mon 4 Labor Day - Holiday
Fri-Sun 8-10 Blazer Bash - 3 days of guided trail runs on the 4x4/Jeep Safari routes in the Moab area. Most attendees drive full-size GM trucks, but all makes are welcome. Friday night catered BBQ dinner in Old City Park. Event registration is required thru website. For more info visit blazerbash.com or call 970-834-2884.
Sat 9 Art Walk - You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 6-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.
Sun 17 Rocky Mountain Enduro Series - Whole Enchilada - Enduro mountain bike race on the epic Whole Enchilada trail! Three stages, two shuttle rides to Burro Pass, with high-alpine to desert descending. Registration now Open! For more info visit rockymountainenduroseries.com or call 719-221-1251.
Thu-Sun 21-24 Mother of all Boogies - 14th annual Mother of all Boogies invites skydivers from all over the world to converge on beautiful Moab for 4 full days of high altitude skydiving from turbine aircraft! Non-skydivers are welcome as spectators and will have the opportunity to make a tandem skydive during the event. Everyone is welcome to come and see human body flight in its most pure, adrenaline packed form! Contact Skydive Moab for more information. For more info visit motherofallboogies.com or call 435-259-5867.
Sat 23 Moab Century Tour - Landscape Worth Training for! 40,60, 100 mile route options. Ride in the wild, wild west through Dead Horse Point State Park and the Colorado River Corridor. Ride alongside towering redrock walls outlining the Colorado River; enjoy lunch at the earth’s edge overlooking Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River two thousand feet below. Music, beer, cycling icons and great food await you at the Post-ride party. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
Thu-Sat 28-30 Moab Pride - Welcome to our celebration of loving consensually and living authentically. In the face of hate, we are creating space to love. Can’t wait to dance with y’all into the future we want to see! Parade is at 10am on Saturday (9/30). For more info visit moabpride.org or call 201-923-7785.
Sat 30 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.
October 2017 2017
Fr-Sun 6-8 Outerbike Fall 2017 - Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails of Moab, Utah. For three to four days, the world’s premier bike and gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. You can browse the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. For more info visit outerbike.com or call 800 845 2453 or 435 259 8732.
Sa-Sa* 7-14 Red Rock Arts Festival - Formally known as Plein Air Moab. Red Rocks Arts Festival is celebrating land inspired art. All past Plein Air activities with a twist. An art street festival on Saturday 10/14/2017!! For more info visit 435-259-6272.
Mon 9 Columbus Day - Holiday
Fri-Mon 13-16 First Annual Moab ArtTrails Sculpture Exhibition - Central Moab byways will be graced with a juried exhibition of outdoor sculptures. For more information visit moabarttrails.org or call 435-259-2709.
Sat 14 Art Walk - You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 6-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.
Sun 15 The Other Half - Stunning redrock and mountain views accompany you along the Colorado River at the 14th annual The Other Half 13.1 mile run in Moab. Fun aid stations and Taiko drummers are along the course and finisher medals, food and microbrews await you at the finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Wed-Sat 18-21 Moab Senior Games - The Moab Senior Games is dedicated to bringing and promoting fitness activities for adults ages 50 to 100 to Moab for physical competition. This event is held throughout Moab and typically has 8 games that are played in a four day span. For more info visit moabseniorgames.com or call 435-260-0161.
Sat 21 Castle Valley Gourd Festival - Bring the family to see gourd art for sale, tractor parade, kid's tent, adult hands-on, potluck lunch, puppet show, fortune tent and silent auction. From 10am-3pm with free admission. For more info visit gourdfestival.blogspot.com or call 435-259-0537.
Thu-Sun 26-29 Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival - There is no better way to round out your mountain biking year than at this mountain biking fundraiser! Festivities include Enduro Race, Jump Jam, Movie Night, Group Rides, Skills Camps, Townie Tour, and Huge Costume Party with live music. The mountain biking in Moab at the end of October is second to none! Join us at this low key super fun festival! For more info visit moabhodown.com or call 435-259-4688.
Sun-Fri 10/29-11/3 Moab Folk Camp - Experience a community of music and song in the spectacular red rock country of southeastern Utah. We offer a supportive environment where adults can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a caring environment. Classes in guitar, banjo, song writing, voice, hand drum, mandolin, painting and photography. For more info visit moabfolkcamp.com or call 603-731-3240.
November 2017 2017
Fri-Sun 3-5 Moab Folk Festival - The Moab Folk Festival is a 3-day music event with 12 performers, workshops, local educational outreach, beer and wine garden and art vendors. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
Fri-Sat 3-5 Scots on the Rocks - A Celtic event displaying Scottish, Irish, and Welsh heritages. At this festival there will be highland dancing competition, pipe and drum competition, pipe band completion along with heavy athletics. There will be many clans showing off their heritage. Also Celtic food and wares for sale. For more info visit Scotsontherocksmoab.com or call 435-210-0080.
Sat-Sun 4-5 Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k. Plus Kids K. - Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5k or Kids K. An unforgettable voyage through some of the world's most scenic and unique lands. Entry includes t-shirt, goodie bag, food and drink, as well as a scenic and well-marked course. Try it! For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.
Sat 11 Veterans Day - Holiday
Sat 11 Art Walk - You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 6-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.
Sat-Sun 11-12 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.
Sat 18 Dead Horse Ultra - Dead Horse was created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges. The course will challenge you with technical slickrock and sandy washes and has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and the Moab Valley. For more info visit madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.
Thu 23 Thanksgiving Day - Holiday
December 2017 2017
Fri-Sat 1-2 MARC Gift Fair - Your chance to shop locally for hand crafted quality made gifts! Over 50 vendors for you to shop with. Friday 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Come see Santa Claus on Saturday! For more info call 435-259-6272.
Sat 2 Winter Sun 10K - A fast downhill course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 35th annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny. For more info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Mon 25 Christmas - Holiday

 

2018 Events

January 2018 2018
Mon 1 New Year's Day - Holiday
Mon 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - Holiday
Sat 27 Arches Ultra - Arches Ultra is Moab’s newest trail race, and it travels along the border of Arches National Park, using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike Trail Systems. The trails are smooth and easy at points, technical slick rock at others, and there’s even some sand to shake things up. For more info visit madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.
February 2018 2018
Mon 19 Presidents Day - Holiday
March 2018 2018
Sat-Tue 10-13 Skinny Tire Festival - Four days of supported road cycling in scenic western landscape of Moab, Utah. Jumpstart your spring cycling with 40-60 mile routes through Dead Horse Point State Park and the Colorado River Corridor. Put purpose to your cycling! A portion of every registration benefits cancer research and survivorship programs including the treatment infusion room at the Moab Regional Hospital. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
Sat 17 Canyonlands Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run - Join us for the 43rd annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, beer, awards and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Sat-Sun* 3/24-4/1 Easter Jeep Safari - Gathering of full size 4x4 vehicles to run back country trails with guides. Also a trade show by major industry suppliers presenting products for 4x4 vehicles. For more info visit rr4w.com or call 435-259-7625.
April 2018 2018
Sat-Sun* 3/24-4/1 Easter Jeep Safari - Continued (see above).
Fri-Sun 27-29 Moab April Action Car Show - Friday is a Rod Run, Saturday is the Car Show and Sunday a Rod Run to Dead Horse Point State Park. Trophies in 30 classes. Free admission for spectators. For more info visit moabaprilaction.org or call 435-260-1948.
May 2018 2018
Mon 28 Memorial Day - Holiday
June 2018 2018
     
July 2018 2018
Wed 4 Independence Day - Holiday
August 2018 2018
     
September 2018 2018
Mon 3 Labor Day - Holiday
Sat-Sun 22-23 Moab Century Tour - Landscape Worth Training for! 38,64, 65, 102 mile route options. Ride in the wild, wild west through Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River Corridor, and La Sal Mountain Loop. Ride alongside towering redrock walls outlining the Colorado River, aspen lined paved mountain roads; enjoy lunch at the earth’s edge overlooking Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River two thousand feet below. Music, beverages, and great food await you at the Post-ride party. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
october 2018 2018
Mon 8 Columbus Day - Holiday
November 2018 2018
Mon 12 Veterans Day - Holiday
Thu 22 Thanksgiving Day - Holiday
December 2018 2018
Tue 25 Christmas - Holiday

Note: All event dates and times are subject to change. Check with event organizers for final date and time verification. This calendar is provided as a courtesy to area visitors. No warranty , express or implied, is made as to the safety or ongoing validity of information listed herein. The Moab Area Travel Council or its agents are not responsible for any liability arising from the use of the information herein.

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